Stepping up to Online Teaching: Insights into an Intensive Online Summer Language Program

The SDSU Language Acquisition Resource Center has been offering face-to-face summer intensive language classes in Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Portuguese, and Russian for over 10 years as part of a Department of Defense funded Project Global Officer (GO) ROTC scholarship program, and these classes are also open to non-ROTC students and community members. Six-weeks prior to the start of the 2020 summer program, the SDSU-LARC leadership made the prompt decision to transition all 16 language courses (Four languages – 101, 102, 201, 202 levels) and the upper-division Portuguese study abroad program to an online/virtual format. In this webinar the SDSU summer language program coordinator will describe the SDSU summer intensive language program, student population, proficiency goals, and six-week development process to online instruction. The program instructors will provide first-hand insight into some of their successes, challenges, and minor failures in regards to synchronous instructions, synchronous and asynchronous activities, and assessments during the online intensive summer program. While an intensive language program format is not the norm for most language programs, we hope the instructor experience will shed light into actual classroom delivery and student performance in an online format.

  • Presenters: Evan Rubin, Shahnaz Ahmadeian (Persian), Ghassan Zakaria (Arabic), Thiago Arellano (Portuguese), Olya Sukhanova (Russian), Larissa Bougleux (Portuguese), SDSU-LARC
  • Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Time: 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET
  • Webinar Duration – 1 hour

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